On the News

  • Illustrated By: Jane Heinrichs
  • Pages:32
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:social issues, tough questions, conversation starter, terrorism, natural disaster
  • Pub Date:09/04/2018
  • Age Groups:Nonfiction Ages 6-8
  • Lexile:NC980L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:P
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Introduces children to the realities of natural disasters, terrorism and other forms of tragedy.

In age-appropriate language and tone, Dr. Roberts explains what tragedy is, the feelings it may create and how to manage those feelings. She also emphasizes the good that can come out of tragedy, looking at how people help one another in caring, compassionate and heroic ways. The book's question-and-answer format will help parents have a meaningful conversation about these difficult topics with their children and equip parents to better handle questions that arise when children are exposed to the news.

"This book handles a sensitive topic with kindness, compassion, and empathy…A good beginning look at how to broach a complicated topic that's filled with positivity and hope."
– Booklist
"A timely introduction to, and conversation starter on, tough current events for children. Hand to counselors and caregivers."
– School Library Journal
"This picture book fills a gap in how to address tragedy and disasters with young children…Terrorism and man-made disasters are addressed in a humanizing way. Emphasis is provided throughout on resilience and positivity."
– School Library Connection
“Purposeful but effective.”
– The Horn Book Online
"Well-intentioned, ambitious and heartfelt."
– Kirkus Reviews
"An accessible, honest conversation starter that is a must-have purchase for all school and public library collections. Highly Recommended."
– CM Magazine
“This is a perfect 'back pocket' book, something to have on hand for when big questions arise. The basic format works well with kindergartners and small children, while the extra information will guide upper elementary students.”
– School Library Journal
OLA Best Bets Honourable Mention   | 2018  |  Commended
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People   | 2019  |  Commended